A copy of the foodstuff bag of the Heer with the coat of arms of the Third Reich (an eagle with a swastika in its claws) and the inscription H. Vpfl 1940 (Heeres Verpflegungssack — grocery bag of the ground forces).
Such bags were made of various durable fabric of a raw (undyed, i.e. dirty yellow) to white color, including classic burlap. Suitable for reenactment and arrangement of expositions.
Size of the sack is about 1 x 0.64 m, eagle size 27 x 17 cm.
SSh-39 inherited the ridge from French Adrian helmet. It covers a ventilation hole in cupola.